I've made it my mission to do as much as I can with Microsoft Teams. Whether I'm collaborating with colleagues or business planning with my partners, I'm putting Microsoft Teams at the heart of my productivity world. In this post, I'll show you five things you need to do with Microsoft Teams if you're not … Continue reading Five Things You Need To Do With Microsoft Teams
"Isn't it about time Microsoft changed the names for its education offering of Office 365?" Said nobody, ever. Despite this, Microsoft is doing just that. Back in 2014 I wrote about the last set of major name changes when the "A SKUs" were rebranded as "E SKUs". In a note sent to Office 365 administrators via … Continue reading Office 365 Education Name Change Explained
Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled an awesome new set of tools called Microsoft 365. It'll be available in two flavours; Enterprise and Business. In this post, I'm going to try and have Microsoft 365 Business explained simply. I'll cover why I think it's great for partners. I'll also have all the most useful information pulled … Continue reading Microsoft 365 Business Explained
In my last post, I explored how you can make it easier to monitor key performance indicators using Power BI alerts. In this post, I'll take that a step further and explain how you can use Power BI alerts to trigger Microsoft Flow workflows. This simple, but powerful connection between the two services opens up … Continue reading Use Power BI alerts to trigger Microsoft Flow workflows
Last year, I wrote about how to make a soil moisture sensor using some basic electronic components, a Raspberry Pi 2 and some Python scripting. In this post, I'll take a look at how to do monitoring using Microsoft Power BI alerts; a brilliant tool for data visualisations and dashboards. I'm pleased to say that … Continue reading How To: Do Monitoring Using Microsoft Power BI Alerts
Find out how to automatically flag negatively worded emails in Office 365 using Microsoft Flow and Microsoft Cognitive Services.
You know exactly what's happened as soon as you see it. That pesky error. One of your users has managed to create a directory structure so long courtesy of a sneaky mapped drive and now you're unable to do anything with it; least of all get it synchronising with OneDrive for Business. If only there … Continue reading How To: Weed out long paths easily ahead of a OneDrive for Business migration
Remember 2010? In technology terms, 2010 was a century ago. Yet, plenty of small businesses around the world still run applications and servers from that era today. Microsoft's Small Business Server 2011 is just one example. 2010 also marks an important milestone in the development of the modern "cloud" we use today as it's the year … Continue reading How To: Move Small Business Server to Microsoft Azure
I've been talking about Digital Transformation for a while now, and recently I had an epiphany: https://twitter.com/jamesbmarshall/status/836169714820874240 There's nothing new about the idea of transformation. Businesses have been evolving and responding to change since they first appeared. That we refer to the current period of evolution and disruption as "digital" points only to the fact … Continue reading Surviving Digital Transformation
It's just gone 5:00am where I am in Seattle, WA. I fly home later tonight after soaking up a week with thousands of other members of Microsoft's technical community at an internal event called TechReady. Needless to say, the content shared is highly confidential but is motivating, inspirational and truly awesome. It's as a result … Continue reading How To: Build a Q&A chatbot with zero code in less than an hour!